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Location
Kelowna, BC
Details
Full Time
Yesterday
Drive Your Career with First Transit Canada, our Nations' largest provider of bus passenger transportation. Currently recruiting for casual - leading to full time- Transit Drivers for our Kelowna BC location.

Previous transit experience is not required. We offer an excellent paid training program, and competitive wages including progressive increases in a unionized environment.

If you are available a minimum of 18 days per month including some evenings and weekend, can provide World Class Customer Service with an unwavering focus on customer satisfaction and safety, and have at least a valid Class 5 Driver's License with not less than 3 years safe driving experience, please apply today!

AS A PUBLIC TRANSIT DRIVER YOU WILL:
  • Have ongoing courteous interactions with the public;
  • Maintain a clean and professional appearance and demeanor;
  • Drive one of several different coach/buses or company non-revenue vehicles in a safe, courteous, and reliable manner throughout the contracted service area within a daily assigned time schedule;
  • Perform pre/post trip vehicle inspections as required;
  • Assist in the boarding of passengers using wheelchairs or other mobility aids;
  • Complete and submit written reports concerning passengers and all incidents, and communicate with dispatch as required;
  • Operate on-board computer fare boxes and destination signs;
  • Perform all other duties assigned.


YOU HAVE:

  • Strong customer service skills;
  • An ability to work safely at all times;
  • 3-year record of safe and responsible driving experience (driver's abstract). However, commercial driving experience is not required;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate/interact with the public (all levels of comprehension), management and other staff members in a courteous/respectful/efficient manner and to answer a variety of enquiries with tact and discretion;
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills;
  • A willingness to work a variety of shifts;
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination;
  • To be able to pass vulnerable sector records check;
  • To be able to pass pre-employment drug testing.


WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Transit environment: early, split & late shifts may be required
  • Safety focused, clean respectful environment
  • Interaction with the public


We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. We encourage applications from women, persons with a disability, Indigenous peoples and members of a visible minority. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all. First is committed to providing reasonable accommodation at all stages of the hiring process and encourage all applicants who may require such accommodation to let us know
Category
Maintenance and Technicians